Statoil to Construct New Operations Centers in 2018

Statoil will construct a new integrated operations support center (IOC) and drilling operations center in Bergen, Norway, this year, which will help improve ‘production efficiency and potential’ on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS), according to the company.

Building on existing condition monitoring and specialist centers in Norway, Statoil says the IOC will further strengthen interaction between offshore and onshore, and interaction with suppliers and partners. This center is scheduled to open after the summer season and will gradually support all Statoil-operated fields and installations on the NCS.

The drilling operations center is expected to offer more cost-effective, and better, geoscience support of drilling operations, as well as enhance personnel safety. This center will be ready to support its first operations by autumn.

“The possibilities provided by digitalization will change our industry and the way we work, and create higher value for us and society,” Statoil’s chief operating officer, Jannicke Nilsson, said in a company statement.

“The centers are good examples of how we keep applying digital technology to work smarter, safer and more efficiently,” Nilsson added.


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